Here’s something educators will want to communicate to their constituents: In a new report, the Center on Education Policy says that 90 percent of the nation’s school districts participating in the federal Title I program, and half of the states, will have their Title I funding cut or frozen in the coming school year. Among the states losing funding, California, Massachusetts, and New York will see dollar reductions of $46.1, $22.4, and $20.4 million, the Center says.
The national average per pupil allocation dropped from $1,425 for school year 2005-06 to $1,373 for 2006-07, an average decrease of $52 per child.
The report (PDF, 7 pages) can be found at the Center’s Web site.
How will you communicate this message to your audiences?